Machu Picchu is one of the seven wonders of the modern world. Named Lost City, Sacred City, and Cradle of the Inca Empire, Machu Picchu is one of the most impressive archaeological sites in the world. People from all over the world join Peru to discover its indescribable beauty.
It is an Inca city of great beauty, located in Machu Picchu’s mountains and Huayna Picchu, surrounded by temples, platforms, and water channels, built on top of a hill in the middle of a tropical forest. The sanctuary of Machu Picchu was probably the most impressive architectural construction of the Inca Empire.
Machupicchu stands out with the construction of its walls, terraces, and giant ramps that give the impression of being sculpted in the steepness of the typical rocks of the place. Its structure is made of large stone blocks with perfect symmetry. It does currently recognized as an important political, religious, and administrative center of the Inca period. The citadel promises a great life experience, thanks to its beautiful landscapes and impressive Inca infrastructure.
Its name comes from Quechua, MACHU, “old” PICCHU “mountain or peak” which means “Old Mountain,” built by the Incas in the mid-15th century during the government of Emperor Pachacútec, achieving a tremendous expansion of the Inca empire.
Machu Picchu does locate at 2430 meters. The natural setting, located on the eastern slope of the Andes, is part of the upper Amazon basin, which has varied flora and fauna. That makes the visit to Machu Picchu more impressive.
Although we know that the climate of Cusco is very varied depending on the months throughout the year according to seasonal changes, it is also true that there are two regular seasons from January to December. If you are in the sun, you will be hot. – generally during the day – and if it is in the shade, it will be cold – on cloudy days and at night.
Cusco and Machu Picchu’s weather denotes the rainy season (December – April) and the dry season (May – November).
During the day, it has a temperature between 16 ° C – and 18 ° C and a minimum temperature of 0 ° C at night.
Advisably bring waterproof clothing, rain gear, and resistant and light footwear for comfort.
The weather is between 17 ° C – and 19 ° C and at night, the minimum temperature is between 0 ° C. So it is advisable to bring warm repellent, sunscreen, water, and UV protection glasses. Clothing and light wear during this season.
To get to the citadel of Machu Picchu is via train or hiking to Aguas Calientes.